Time Capsule Internet Connection

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jamesharvey1, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. jamesharvey1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012

    I'm new to MAC's but iv'e been doing computer repairs for a while. I have a customer who needs his "Time Capsule 802.11n (4th Gen)" Set up as the modem.

    Iv'e spoke to a few people and IT IS POSSIBLE. But the question is how?

    Just to re-cap, We want to scrap the netgear modem which takes the internet connection. Eg. Internet In Wall > :apple: Time Capsule > Mac

    Any help would be great.

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Time Capsule is a wireless router. It doesn't have any modem features.

    On the back of a Time Capsule is an Ethernet port labeled "Internet". For most people, that's where the plug in the Ethernet cable that comes to their DSL/cable modem.

    When you say "Internet in the wall", does that mean the jack in the wall is a live Internet connection? If so, then there's already a modem (or equivalent) somewhere else in the building, and you can plug an enternet cable between that "Internet in the wall" jack and the Time Capsule and it should work.

    If the netgear that you're trying to replace is really a modem, then it needs to stay in place and connect to the Time Capsule. Is there any chance the netgear is just a wifi router and not a modem? If it is a modem, is it DSL or cable?

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